Pacific-slope flycatcher

Empidonax difficilis

Video Credit: Henry Zylstra Trail Cam

Audio Credit: Amanda Sparkman

These flycatchers have the typical boxy heads of their family; the plumage is rather modestly brownish-yellow on the back, and their bellies are a light yellow.  You may not notice them unless you are looking carefully, but once you do, you will see and hear them all over campus. Listen for their clear, fast, two-syllable “sooo-weet!” call high in the trees.